Unvaccinated persons with COVID-19 more likely to be re-infected ─Experts

*Researchers say the Coronavirus reinfection can reasonably happen in three months or less, and recommend that those who have been naturally infected should get vaccinated

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

If you get the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and recover, you are likely to gain some immunity from future infection, at least for a while.

However, researchers at Yale University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in the United States (US), have found that the protection unvaccinated people get from the infection does not last very long, agency report stated.

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Lead study author Jeffrey Townsend said: “Reinfection can reasonably happen in three months or less.

“Therefore, those who have been naturally infected should get vaccinated.

“Previous infection alone can offer very little long-term protection against subsequent infections.”

The researchers came to that conclusion by analysing re-infection and immunological data.

Report indicates they believe that they were able to accurately model COVID-19 reinfection risk over time.

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